International economics

  1. U.S. Companies Make Combating Intellectual Property Theft A Top Priority To China's Visiting Leader

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST U.S. companies have long demanded that China let its currency rise to make U.S. exports cheaper. But as President Hu Jintao visits Washington this week, U.S. companies are stressing other goals: Stopping the theft of intellectual property. And get ...

  2. China To Appeal WTO Ruling

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT China will appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that orders an end to state control of movie, book and music imports. "We are actively preparing the documents to appeal," Ministry of Commerce spokesman Yao Jian said Monday (Aug. 17) ...

  3. China Might Appeal WTO Ruling

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT China said Thursday it might appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that told Beijing to ease restrictions on imported movies, music and books in its latest trade dispute with Washington. The Commerce Ministry insisted Beijing does not hamper im ...

  4. EMI In Talks To Outsource U.S. CD Distribution

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music is in talks to outsource the "pick, pack and ship" portion of its U.S. distribution operations to physical retailers, according to a source familiar with the situation. The source said EMI's U.S. sales and marketing operat ...

  5. RoyaltyShare Acquires IDEA

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT RoyaltyShare has acquired Independent Digital Entertainment & Arts, which provides outsourced content management and delivery services to record labels, distributors and retailers. RoyaltyShare says it will add IDEA's outsourcing capabili ...

  6. Int'l Leaders Assemble For Piracy Meeting

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Officials from the European Commission and U.S. government met with business representatives in Geneva Thursday (Feb. 1) to develop new methods to deal with counterfeiting and piracy. The meeting was set in the context of a new wave of European an ...

  7. U.S., Russian Gov'ts Sign Bilateral Pact

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pact sealed Nov. 19. Russian promises to beef up intellectual property protection are part of the bilateral market access agreement signed yesterday (Nov. 19) by the United States and Russian governments. The agreement takes Russia, the largest pi ...

  8. EC Slams China Over Rampant Piracy

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Threaten China with WTO intervention. Threaten China with WTO intervention. News ...

  9. U.K. Album Sales Slip In 2005

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Market shows gains in digital, domestic acts. Market shows gains in digital, domestic acts. News ...

  10. MPA: Trade Barriers Hurt Film Biz

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Piracy and other trade barriers is preventing the American film business from reaping the full multibillion-dollar potential of the product it distributes overseas, according to a report by the Motion LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Piracy and o ...

  11. Nepal Joins WTO

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Kingdom of Nepal is now the 147th member of the World Trade Organization. Nepal started the negotiation process to join WTO in 1989. The kingdom ratified WTO's Protocol of Accession March 24. Acco GENEVA--The Kingdom of Nepal is now the 1 ...